The Tesco vs Guardian dispute, over an article in the Guardian about Tesco's alleged tax avoidance plans, has intensified.
Tesco has demanded that the Guardian issue a front page apology.
As I have already noted, the story in the first place (although it transpires it was factually incorrect) was theoretically a non story.
Tax avoidance is legal.
However, in Brown's Britain (which is broke) the government, left of centre media organs, yesterday's politicians and HMRC are keen to tar tax avoidance with the same brush as tax evasion (which is illegal).
Tesco are to be congratulated for their stand against the ongoing negative publicity spewed forth by HMRC, the government and its lackeys.
The government and HMRC, if they succeed in shutting down complex and expensive avoidance schemes will move on to the more simple every day ones such as ISAs and even personal allowances.
They are broke and they are desperate.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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